THE PLAIN OF HEAVEN
OCTOBER 14 ? NOVEMBER 20, 2005
820 WASHINGTON STREET @ THE END OF THE HIGH LINE, NYC
12-6 PM, FRIDAY-SUNDAY
ARTIST CONVERSATIONS SATURDAYS AT 2 P.M.
This fall, Creative Time is proud to present The Plain of Heaven,
an international exhibition inspired by the impending redevelopment of the High Line, the disused
elevated rail structure that runs up the west side of Manhattan. The Plain of Heaven takes off from
this elegiac and exciting moment of transformation to consider how we imagine, and long for,
inaccessible spaces; the relationships between transfiguration, destruction and rebirth; the
opposition between nature and the urban environment; and more generally, the way in which we
re-mystify the world we already know.
Artists Adam Cvijanovic, Song Dong, Trisha Donnelly, Shannon Ebner, Leandro Erlich,
William Forsythe, Sol LeWitt, O. Winston Link, Gordon Matta-Clark, Corey McCorkle, Helen
Mirra, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Adam Putnam, and Paul Ramírez Jonas, contribute works that
relate to the complex nature of transformation through sound, drawing, film, video, photography,
performance and installation. The majority of the fourteen artists are creating new work specifically
for the exhibition.
Added by this is emily on October 11, 2005